Presidents' and trustee chairmen's perceptions of trustee selection and tenure in the North Carolina community college system

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Michael Ray Taylor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This dissertation studies the critical aspect of local governance in the North Carolina Community College System. The researcher concentrated on the question of local trustee service on the 58 community college/technical college/technical institute boards in the North Carolina system and sought to expand the knowledge base concerning the areas of (1) trustee selection, (2) criteria for service, and (3) length of trustee service. The study sought to answer the following questions: (1) What are the criteria upon which the selection of local boards of trustees is based? (2) By what methods or by what governing agencies are local trustees selected (elected or appointed)? (3) What is the length of service for board of trustee members? In addition, the study surveyed state community college leaders to find out their perceptions of the current trustee governance policy and several key issues surrounding this policy. Data were collected from a review of the available literature on the subject, a study of the legal policies of community colleges in other states, interviews with key leaders in the North Carolina Community College System, and a survey of community college presidents and trustee chairmen.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Community colleges $z North Carolina
College trustees $z North Carolina
College trustees $x Selection and appointment

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